Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quick Cali Trip

In the midst of the crazy house preparations, we needed to take a quick trip out to California to check out our temporary housing options. But the last two weeks have been hard for Brad, and so we wanted to treat him to some fun mom & dad time.

 This is the air museum by where Brian will work.
 Bradley loves, loves airplanes. Someday I'll post the movie I took of him explaining how they work.
 My two skunks!

And of course we couldn't resist a trip to Disneyland!  There will be many more of these in our future! Disney is just an hour away! I think that means, maybe once a month. We'll have to see.

Brad's fave part was the adventure course in Disney's California Adventure. He got to run around with Daddy on all the bridges, rope courses and slides. He cried every time we left the area no matter how long we stayed to play and no matter how much prep we did to let him know it was time to leave. But he loved it so much we just had to make a few stops to play.

So where are we now?
Well, we have till March 3 here in Georgia. Then we pack our suitcases and fly out to Cali for good. We'll be in some sort of temporary living till our house sells. I really have a lot of faith that our house will sell in a reasonable amount of time. But still keep us in your prayers!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Off the Grid

Sorry for the lack of posts since November. We've been a little busy.

There was that whole Christmas thing where we were gone for two weeks in Oregon.

Then there was that first trimester of 24 hr morning sickness in Dec and January- which sucked me dry of all energy and ambition. We are lucky my sweet toddler survived. We ate a lot of tater tots. Which is my only real craving.

Then we just found out we are moving to California!
So over the last two weeks we have replaced the roof, installed a new back door, repainted the kitchen, and tried our best to de-clutter. (I've spent over $100 on plastic storage boxes from costco. Crazy.)


But at least it is all very happy, exciting and new events that are keeping us busy. You can't complain when all the blessings you've been patiently praying for suddenly happen all at the same time.

The latest and greatest of our news is we are moving to California in the beginning of March. We have four weeks to get our house show worthy, and put it on the market.I actually am having fun prepping the house. I've never had a good reason to buy all those accessories a house needs to feel complete, now I do! I've bought generic art (that I love that brian would never choose himself), those generic wicker balls to decorate my living room, a mirror! a lamp! A small table for the entry way! Maybe even curtains next week! Ahh, Heaven is spending money to make your house look more traditional so buyers will like it.

Know anyone moving to Georgia? Send em our way. I really will miss Georgia. I love the people, I love the food, and the landscape. I do not love the bugs though. Plus I've learned lots of my mommy skills from the wonderful southern women here, and I don't think I'll ever be able to say "hun" or "sweetie" with out thinking of some of those ladies. I also don't think I'll ever be able to say certain mom phrases with out a little twang. Even Bradley says "Go" and "no" with a little twang sometimes.